Formica Find

In addition to the Crematogaster from the last post, we encountered a number of interesting ants last weekend.

Check out the lovely Formica.

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This worker was climbing up and down grass stalks.

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There were enough that I was able to follow them back to their nest.

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The workers were quite delicate for Formica ants.

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Look at those antennae!

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The nest entrance was a large opening, like a half moon-shaped cave.

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Here's another of apparently the same species. Both are on quite a steep slope.

Anyone know what they might be? I'm assuming Formica because of the position of the eyes high on the head, etc.

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